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Announcement of Meeting

The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice has scheduled a meeting of the Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women (hereinafter “the Task Force”). The virtual meeting will take place on December 13, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To register, scroll to the bottom of the page.

About the Task Force

The Task Force on Research on Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women (commonly referred to as the Section 904 Task Force) is a federal advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations on the Department of Justice National Institute of Justice's (NIJ) program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native Women.

Title IX of the Violence Against Women Act of 2005 (VAWA 2005), as amended, required the Attorney General to establish a Task Force to assist the NIJ in developing and implementing a program of research on violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, sex trafficking, and murder. The program will evaluate the effectiveness of the federal, state, tribal, and local response to violence against Indian women and propose recommendations to improve the government response. The Task Force was established on March 31, 2008, and the charter has been renewed every two years since then.

Federal Register Notice

Additional Information:
Section 904 Task Force
NIJ Program of Research

Agenda

December 13, 2022 | 1:00p.m. - 5:00p.m. EDT
This meeting will include introductions of the Task Force members and facilitated Task Force discussion on research findings and recommendations. In addition, there will be an opportunity for public oral comments at this meeting.

Public Comments
The registration to provide public comments during the Task Force Meeting is now open. In addition, participants are encouraged to submit written copies of their public comments via email to ovw.tribalaffairs@usdoj.gov. The deadline to submit any comments is December 6, 2022.

Register

Please register under the appropriate registration category and participation type below.

Active Participant

Task Force Member
Federal Staff
Public Providing Comments

Listen/Observe Only

Federal Staff
Public Listen Only